Product Highlights:

  • DryWall single skin
  • Extra-large head area
  • Fully seam-taped canopy and floor
  • Open mesh panel
  • Four exterior loops

About The North Face Simple Bivy

The North Face Simple Bivy Winter Stone Ivory/ Weimaraner Brown
?The North Face Simple Bivy Winter Stone Ivory/ Weimaraner Brown is ideal for the solo traveler, who desires to move light and fast. The durable DryWall proprietary single skin used in its construction is totally flame-retardant and gives you a superior level of protection. This bivy is also light, breathable, and water-resistant, so you stay dry and comfortable, even when the weather gets rough. Its open mesh panel allows for better ventilation and a healthy dose of sunlight to enter. The extra-large head area provides ample space for you to rest peacefully and in comfort, instead of feeling restricted. This tent has a completely seam-taped canopy and floor, to give you added protection from the wind and the rain. It has four exterior loops that anchor it firmly in place. The North Face Simple Bivy Winter Stone Ivory/ Weimaraner Brown is a simple no-nonsense product for the enthusiastic trekker!

This product can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

The The North Face Simple Bivy is popular because customers like the following qualities of the The North Face Simple Bivy: Easy To Set Up, Lightweight, Packs Small.

The North Face Simple Bivy Features

  • DryWall proprietary single skin
  • Extra-large head area accommodates small pack and gear
  • Fully seam-taped canopy and floor
  • Open-mesh panel for warm, buggy areas
  • Four exterior loops keep bivy in place

The North Face Simple Bivy Specifications

Capacity
1
Packaged Weight
1 lbs.
Tent Area
15 sq. ft.
Floor Material
50D 270T nylon taffeta, 2.3 oz/yd², 3000 mm PU coating
Tent Canopy Material
50D polyester ripstop, 1.9 oz/yd²,1200 mm hydrostatic head,24h MVTR (ASTM
Netting Material
20D polyester no-see-um mesh
Minimalist bivy sack
Yes
Breathable mesh
Yes
Water-resistant floor
Yes
Ligghtweight
Yes
Open mesh panel
Yes

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3.5

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Pros

  • Easy to set up (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Packs small (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Car camping (3)
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    5.0

    Make sure you know how to use a bivy!

    By Monty

    from Pa

    About Me Avid Adventurer, Military/Law Enforcement, Professional/Guide

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Packs Small
    • Simple
    • Sturdy
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking
      • Backyard
      • Car Camping
      • Emergency
      • Hiking
      • Mountaineering

      Comments about The North Face Simple Bivy:

      Bivvies were intended to be used for fast alpine overnight and not warm weather rain shelters, tarps fulfill those adventure necesities.

      That said, this bivy is great for fall, winter and early spring weather. I've use it for muontaineering and alpine mixed climbs when condensation is kept to a minimum. In summer I recommend a tarp and a mosquito net instead.

      This is one of my favorite pieces of gear because it is light, small, reliable and, above all, allows me to be independent and free of loud stinky tent-users =p.

      Warning: Some people might not be able to sleep without the "safety" of tent walls against wildlife. I personally love this thing.

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      4.0

      All In All....Great

      By Benion

      from Cookeville, Tennessee

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Packs Small

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backpacking
        • Backyard
        • Car Camping
        • Hiking
        • Mountaineering

        Comments about The North Face Simple Bivy:

        I've used this product once so far. All in all, what a great piece of gear. I packs so small! I'm 5'11'' and about 195lbs. I brought along an Alps self-inflating mat to keep me off the ground, and a tarp to lay underneath it. The only thing I lacked was a sleeping bag. I just had a sheet. I was sleeping beside a waterfall, so it got chilly on April 7th and 8th in Tennessee. I recommend this if you don't mind sleeping in a small area, but it has a zip area for you to open up and look out of. Good stuff for lightweighters.

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        1.0

        Not Waterproof!

        By Adventureforthesoul

        from Bloomsburg, Pa

        About Me Avid Adventurer, Environmentalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Packs Small

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Car Camping

          Comments about The North Face Simple Bivy:

          I used this bivy on a spring break trip for 8 days, it rained 3 nights out of that trip, and my sleeping bag weighed about 20 pounds the next day after the rain, it is NOT waterproof whatsoever. If you plan on staying in a shelter or under a larger canopy tarp then it should be fine. I also used this Bivy in February in the Adirondacks, and it was great for winter conditions where the water stayed frozen, it kept me nice and warm in the winter.

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          4.0

          My First Bivy

          By Nitz

          from Santa Barbara, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Packs Small

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about The North Face Simple Bivy:

              I compared this bivy to the Minimalist from REI. REI wins on color, but I chose this bivy because it will zip completely shut to provide total coverage (the REI leaves a hole that is only covered with mesh).

              I have yet to try it in rain, but it has worked to keep me dry from outside moisture (while also breathing just fine), leaving my sleeping bag dry in the morning. I have used it while backpacking in the Sierra in October, a few days after a measurable snowfall.

              On the negative side, I like to have the ability to have a hidden sleeping spot, and the colors of this bivy are only moderately camo-like. Not a deal breaker this time.

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              Shopper  I like backpacking. And I'm about packing light. If I were to go backpacking in Lake Tahoe for the weekend, could I replace my backpacking tent with this bivy?
              REX I  That's the general idea, yes. It's common to use a bivy with a tarp, I have a UL spinn tarp 9x9 although you could go smaller. This bivy and my tarp each weigh about a pound. That's a pretty good weight savings over a tent for a solo hiker. I've recently purchased this bivy (North Face Simple Bivy) but have not yet used it. It seems to be well constructed and light. I like the simple design, there's a layer of mesh at the head and shoulders (which can be zipped open or closed) and another outter waterproof layer that can be closed up over the mesh in wet weather.
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